MyDoom - SCO/Microsoft Update
77% of all total infections received in January 2004 was MyDoom, says one expert.
By: Linux News Desk
Feb. 2, 2004 12:00 AM
Experts at AlertSite, the Web site monitoring company, indicated this morning that home page load times for both SCO and Microsoft experienced problems over the weekend, the most serious of which was the crashing of the SCO Web site as of 1:00 AM on Sunday February 1.
Of this weekend, they say:
Meantime Central Command, a leading provider of PC anti-virus software and computer security services today released its monthly listing of the top twelve viruses reported for January, 2004. The report, coined the "Dirty Dozen", is based on the number of virus occurrences confirmed through Central Command's Emergency Virus Response Team.
The table below represents the most prevalent viruses for January 2004, number one being the most frequent.
Ranking Virus Name Percentage
1. Worm/MyDoom.A 77.4%
"In only a few days, the hefty volume of circulating MyDoom emails caused pandemonium for computer users worldwide," said Steven Sundermeier, Vice President of Products and Services at Central Command, Inc. Central Command's Emergency Virus Response Team confirmed that over 77% of all total infections received in January 2004 was MyDoom. "It didn't take MyDoom long to become a predominant member of the 'who's who' list of high impacting computer worms. It's safe to say that MyDoom bypassed the big leagues and took a straight path to the hall-of-fame."
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